Briefs: Landmarks Foundation Releases 2 New Books

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Two books recently have been published by the Pittsburgh History & Landmarks Foundation:

"Charles: Connick: His Education and His Windows in and Near Pittsburgh," by Albert M. Tannler, ($19.95), details the life of a craftsman whose stained glass can still be seen at the Cathedral of Learning in Oakland, the Calvary Episcopal Church in Shadyside and the East Liberty Presbyterian Church. Born in 1875, Connick was considered the leading stained-glass artist of his generation until his death in 1945.

"Whirlwind Walk: Architecture and Urban Spaces in Downtown Pittsburgh," edited by Louise King Sturgess, Albert M. Tannler and David J. Vater, ($8.95) is a walking tour guide that showcases some of the more unique and interesting buildings in the city. There are items about noted landmarks such as the Allegheny County Courthouse and Jail and the Gulf Building, and those rarely noticed, including the Buhl Building at 204 Fifth Avenue and Burke's Building, 209-211 Fourth Avenue.

Both volumes are available at Pittsburgh History & Landmarks Foundation's offices at Station Square.

Details: 412-471-5808 or online.

-- Regis Behe

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